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controversial comments on israel incensed many when he said lawmakers on capitol hill were intimidated by what he called the jewish lobby. >> if con foirmd be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward israel in our nation's history. >> reporter: they say hagel is a friend of israel. but hagel's confirmation, george, as you know, is not guaranteed. >> not at all. john brennan, replacing david petraeus, he's been the president's closest adviser on counterterrorism. at the heart of that hunt for osama bin laden. also, likely to face questions about the president's drone warfare program. >> reporter: exactly those kinds of questions and some enhanced interrogation questions. he's very close to the president. he was right there next to obama when osama bin laden was killed. he, of course, replaces david petraeus, because he resigned in the wake of the sex scandal. >> okay, martha raddatz, thank you so much. >>> and, george, now to what is the earliest and most intense flu outbreak in a decade. as we told you, 41 states reporting cases. 18 children have died. an
, israel's military on high alert, after launching an air strike in syria. targeting surface to air missiles that were apparently being sent on trucks to the military group hezbollah in lebanon. the attack appears to confirm fears that the chaotic civil war has left that country's supply of sophisticated weapons vulnerable. russia called israel's attack unacceptable. >>> and defense secretary nominee chuck hagel sure to face tough questions during his first day of confirmation in the senate. he is not specifically pro-israel and wouldn't be tough enough on iran. >>> and a developing story in arizona. a man wanted for opening fire inside a phoenix office building, killing a ceo in the process, is on the run at this hour. police say 70-year-old arthur harmon shot the top executive of a call center agency that he was suing. two others were wounded. harmon fled in a white rental car. police say he is armed and dangerous. >>> and this morning, walmart has announced it will begin limiting sales of ammunition to three boxes per day per customer. new worries about gun control laws have led
. a lot of democrats have questions about chuck hagel on his support for israel and firm opposition for republicans. if the president goes forward, he is in for a real fight, likely to get him through but not going to be easy. >> a lot of big fights. this morning we're hearing they're gearing up to take over the nra over gun control in newtown. >> right now he has the public on his side but knows he has to move quickly. that's why vice president biden will report back likely before the president's inaugural on january 20th with his package of recommendations. much broader than simply gun control. also look at mental health issues and look at violence in the media. right now there's going to be a lot of resistance in the senate but they're going to look at things the president can do on his own through executive orders so they get something through. >> george stephanopoulos, thank you. and george has a big show this morning. his guest, key player in the fiscal cliff deal that just passed, the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up. >>
, i think, and explain his positions further, they had some controversy over israel, over iran. we'll ask senator mccain about that this morning and whether he would now vote for chuck hagel. >> martha, thank you. martha has a big show, senators senator john mccain and robert menendez, as she said plus as she said the powerhouse roundtable all coming up later this morning with martha raddatz on "this week." >> a busy show for martha. >>> we'll turn now to what's being called the drop dead gorgeous case, the woman who went from mechanic to beauty queen copping a plea to a brutal crime plotted with her ex-boyfriend to kill a man and abc's clayton sandell has the details. >> reporter: peggy sue thomas is a former beauty queen contestant caught up in an ugly murder. >> i'm not the woman that's been portrayed in the papers over the last few years. >> reporter: the one-time navy airplane mechanic turned miss washington pleaded guilty thursday to helping former boyfriend james huden kill russell douglas. >> i would want to tell his family that i am so sorry for their loss. >> reporter: pr
about israel. on monday, republican house majority leader eric cantor, who is jewish, said hagel is the wrong man for the job. >> i will make it my mission to ensure that the cia has the tools it needs to keep our nation safe. >> reporter: mr. obama's choice to run the cia, his trusted counterterrorism adviser john brennan, is also facing pushback from the president's supporters on the left, because he supported so-called enhanced interrogation techniques used in the bush administration. meanwhile, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton received a warm welcome as she returned to the state department for the first time since sustaining a concussion in early december. she was surprised with gifts, including a football helmet to protect that injured head. and a jersey with the number 112, to symbolize the number of countries she's visited as secretary of state. one more big change to the second term cabinet could come later this week. e expect the current chief of staff, jack lew, to replace outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner. >> hillary clinton is leaving. john kerry com
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